Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants? Walnut Creek, CA
One of the best decisions you will ever make is restoring your missing or decayed teeth. The next big thing when it comes to restoring your lost teeth is a dental implant! Dental implants have quickly grown in popularity, with almost every dental clinic fixing missing teeth using them.
At the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek we have dedicated and experienced dentists who are committed to providing quality dental services to ensure your lost smile is restored. We have invested in modern technology to ensure efficient, fast, and effective dental service delivery.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace missing or decayed teeth. Dental implants are made up of three different parts. There is the implant which is a screw-like post that is implanted into the jaw. The abutment is a piece that helps in connecting the restoration and the implant. Restoration can either be a denture bridge or a crown that resembles the tooth in size, color, and shape. Dental implants help restore your youthful look and are a permanent solution to any missing tooth.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution to missing teeth. Although you will have to replace the crown after several years, the implant itself can last a lifetime with good care and maintenance. Maintaining dental implants is very easy. You must do regular brushing, flossing, and frequent dental checkups from a licensed dentist who will conduct an extensive dental cleaning and evaluation.
Dental implants also help in preventing the loss of bone in the jaw. There is no other treatment option that assures bone mass preservation in the jaw apart from a dental implant. Loss of jawbone mass will make your bites weaker while the other teeth will be compromised.
Am I A Candidate for a Dental Implant?
Our experienced dentists will always help determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Any person in good health can have dental implants. In your first appointment, we will assess your health and look at the jawbone to see if it is suitable for a dental implant.
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Local anesthesia is always administered before we embark on the dental implant procedure. Local anesthesia helps prevent the patient from feeling pain during the surgery. One can still feel pain and discomfort, but we counter that by giving you painkillers after the surgery. In general, patients report the level of pain to be less than what they had expected.
How Long Will the Dental Implant Procedure Last?
The time a dental implant procedure lasts depends on the complexity of the procedure. Single dental implant procedures can last up to one hour. Multiple dental implant procedures will last longer. If a bone graft has to be conducted, the entire procedure can last longer.
At the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek we strive to deliver high-quality and reliable dental services to all of our patients. Our dentists will always work to come up with the best solution that will help restore your smile. Schedule an appointment today by calling (925) 266-3550. We are here to serve you!